Join us for a beautiful ocean tour traveling the Kona coastline to Kealakekua Bay where you will experience a world-renowned reef snorkeling site.
KOHOLA (WHALE) WATCHING EXCURSION
- Person Minimum Height Requirement: 4 Feet
- Private Charter Up to 6 People • Minimum Height Requirement For All Guests: 4 Feet
Whale Watching Excursion!
Join us to scan the Kona coast for our beautiful & majestic Kohola (Humpback Whales) that frequent our waters in the winter months. We will have 3 hours to observe these amazing creatures as they migrate to Hawaii to birth their calves, mate, rest & play! Come join us to watch these animals in the wild & observe their natural behavior & hear their hauntingly beautiful songs that fill the ocean.
You can opt to purchase individual spots on the boat (up to 6 spaces available max) or if you prefer the luxury and privacy of your own custom guided tour, you can book a private charter. We need a minimum of (4) guests to run the tour.
Being on a small vessel allows for a more personal experience with our crew and more time in the water than the typical “tourist trap” large vessel. This tour does include a short snorkel if time allows, but the main focus is finding & observing the Humpback Whales. Please see our crew page to learn more about our professional and highly qualified team! Scroll down to see what to bring.
Professional photo package: We offer a professional underwater photo package to capture your adventure of 25-50 photos taken on a DSLR camera in an underwater housing to be post processed & edited by our highly qualified photographers! This is at an extremely affordable rate of $100 per group! You will also receive the GoPro footage of the tour included in that taken on our GoPro hero 10! Adding on this package allows you to stay in the moment and let the photographers worry about capturing your experience! To purchase, just select this option at checkout. You can also add this on while on your tour. Please note that photos take up to a week to process & will be sent via email.
GoPro package: Allow our safety divers to capture your day via the GoPro hero 10 for only $25 extra per group! All footage taken will be video footage on the newest GoPro on the market. To purchase, just select this option at checkout. You can also add this on while on your tour. Please note the footage will be sent via email within 24-48 hours of your tour.
WHAT TO BRING
Please be prepared to stay safe while in the sun or to be comfortable if it gets chilly. Hawai’i weather can change suddenly and your comfort is of the upmost importance to us.
We suggest to bring:
- a towel
- rash guard (optional)
- reef safe sunscreen (active ingredients zinc oxide or titanium dioxide only! See a great option here: https://amzn.to/3MxBgLD)
- secure hat
- reusable water bottles
- wind breaker or jacket (optional)
- your own snorkel gear if you prefer, however, we will provide if you do not have any
- sea sickness medication (Take in advance before the tour! See a great non-drowsy option here: https://amzn.to/38bxfh4)
- cameras (optional to bring your own or inquire about our professional photography options)
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and allow time for traffic when driving to the harbor. We have a very strict 24 hour cancellation policy and we do not issue any refunds for no shows, late arrivals, cancellations for any reason within 24 hours of your scheduled tour. If you need to reschedule your tour for any reason please speak to our staff to cancel or reschedule prior to 24 hours before your scheduled tour. We would be happy to move you! If we need to cancel the tour due to weather or any other reason on our end, you will receive a full refund. If we need to cancel half way through the tour due to weather you will be refunded half of your payment back. If you are late will will wait an additional 15-20 minutes to give you a chance to arrive before departing for the scheduled tour. Please be considerate to other guests who have arrived on time. Please review our 24 hour cancellation policy & if you are joining from a cruise ship you need to confirm with them 24 hours prior they will let you off of the ship. We do NOT refund for the ship changing their itinerary for ANY reason.